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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Leprechauns & Laughter, There Was Kind Of An Irish Theme Goin' On~

I forgot to post a picture of the outdoor fireplace at the Grayson Gardens. Beautiful. I could see myself spending a lot of time in front of this fireplace with friends and family, hmmm, more ideas!
Did you know there was a very distinct Irish theme goin' on at this wedding? Maybe because the bride's father is a leprechaun...see? "Leprechauns , castles, good luck, laughter. Lullabies , dreams and love ever after. Poems and songs with pipes and drums, a thousand welcomes when everyone comes." Irish saying . The bride's father fit this description of 'leprechaun' almost to perfection. Why, he even did Irish jigs on the dance floor. There were even bigger leprechauns, over 6 feet tall...well, he isn't a leprechaun, he's the groom's cousin. I like the boutineer, it also shows a leaning toward the Irish theme.
Here is a close-up. Very unique and creative play on Irish moss and embellishment.
The wedding cakes were many and varied. Each table had a completely different type of cake and frosting. The cakes were labeled. The purpose of this was to #1: be able to indulge in tasting and eating lots of different cake, and #2: cause the guests to migrate from table to table in search of the cake they would prefer and in so doing introduce themselves and engage in conversation with others at the wedding. Kind of a way to enable friendly mixing. Each cake was placed on a bed of moss. ( The Irish theme again, isn't it clever and beautiful?)
Another cake on a bed of moss. Each cake was paired with wines that best suited it and the delicious dinner that was served.
This gentleman came to our table and asked for a slice of the cake on it. I , being one who totally enjoys meeting new people and not particularly shy introduced myself and my relation to the newly wed couple, then asked him his. Lo and behold, he is a famous man, but you'll never recognize him because he is usually in movies with so much make-up on even his own Mother would not know him. He is however, very nice, very entertaining, and even though he is famous I would love to have him and his wife over for dinner to enjoy further conversation. He is hysterically funny, has good taste in cake and friends and his name is Doug Jones*. He also graciously allowed me to photograph him. He is the Silver Surfer in Fantastic Four and you can click on his name to read more about him if you're interested ( you know you are ). There were many other people there we had a blast meeting and laughed til we cried at funny or moving tales, but I don't think you'll see them in the press.
The Bride & Groom's table, the richest and best chocolate cake . The lady that baked all the cakes finished this one at 4:00 a.m. day of the wedding. All the cakes were just baked and frosted and they tasted like it too. Don't you think any respectable Irishman or Irishwoman, Leprechaun, or even Irish American Lady or Gent would expect no less? And a very good time for sure~

18 comments:

Mildred said...

I love weddings and this one has some beautiful details. I love the Irish moss and the idea of the different cakes to get people to mingle.

Timi said...

Beautiful cakes!!! And I am sure they tasted hmmmmmm!!!! :o)
I am glad you had so much fun at the wedding and thanks for sharing with us!

Susie said...

I love the Irish motif to the wedding Kathy. That fireplace is gorgeous. I could see myself enjoying it as well.

Daisy said...

What a lovely and unique wedding that must have been, Kathy! I like the idea of all the different kinds of cake.

Vickie said...

This was one unique wedding to be sure! I love the simple decor and the Irish out-doorsy details. This guy looks like a really nice and funny man - glad you had fun! And thanks for sharing all these cool wedding ideas with us!

Wobegon Cottage said...

It sounds like a very good time. My kids still talk about our outdoor fireplace we had at the house on wright street near mom and dad.Many fond memories. I would have like to taste a lot of the cakes. I am a taster and analizer, then I try and recreate it.

Dolores said...

Wow, this was a fairy tale wedding....so unique and beautiful!

Andrea said...

Beautiful. Thank you for sharing!
Hugs, andrea

Mary said...

What a fabulous wedding this must have been. The cakes and the thought that went into them took my breath away. I must admit I also loved the boutineers worn by the groom's men. It look like a merry time was had by all.

Nancy M. said...

Wow! This is like a fairytale wedding! And the different cakes everywhere, what a wonderful idea! Thanks so much for sharing these wonderful pictures!

Mary said...

I love the bride and groom's table. Gorgeous.

What a unique idea, the selection of cakes and wines, prompting the guests to move about and mingle.

The fireplace...yes, I can see it too.

I smiled when you mentioned not being bashful. A lot of that has left my system too. I learned.

Leslie said...

The wedding site is beautiful. Outdoor weddings are very romantic. (The stone fireplaces are great, oh if I could only have one like it :). The time and thought put into the entire event is evident. They are a cute couple!

A. Joy said...

Every detail of this wedding was so creative! Keep some of these ideas tucked away for when we have to throw a wedding for our kids! Love the corsages ( boutineers ) - they remind me of some Dr. Seuss characters! So sad to have missed this wedding but are enjoying it through the photos!

LindaSueBuhl said...

thank you for sharing the wonderful experience of attending this wedding - terrific setting, decorations and the cake idea is great. We used to do dessert buffets when we catered meals at our B&B - all kinds of cakes and dessert - serve yourself so everyone could have a taste of various kinds rather than a huge slab of something. The flowers are wonderful - yes not too many more years before grand daugthers might be interested in such ideas!

goatpod2 said...

Nice pictures Kathy!

Amy

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

This was a magnificient wedding with the Irish theme. I loved the photos and posting. Looks like everyone had a great time.

English Cottage in Georgia said...

Oh Kathy, what a fun wedding to attend. I do you all things Irish especially the Leprachauns:-)

Eggs In My Pocket / Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Such a beautiful wedding full of wonderful details!blessings,Kathleen